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Monthly archive: August 2006

28 August 2006

US decision on ECP ‘a victory for science over ideology’

After three years of controversy, the USA has approved over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraceptive pill.

28 August 2006

Woman refused ECP because of pharmacist’s religion

A Muslim pharmacist told a Birmingham woman that it was against her religion to sell the emergency contraceptive pill.

25 August 2006

France: Determinants of emergency contraceptive use

Two years after emergency contraception was made available without prescription in France, researchers investigated the determinants of its use in a representative sample of women at risk for unintended pregnancy.

25 August 2006

Row over abortion case in Colombia

The first legal abortion has been performed since the deeply-Catholic nation legalised the procedure in May.

18 August 2006

UK: Contraceptive methods and repeat abortions following termination of pregnancy

This randomised trial targeted women undergoing abortion in Edinburgh for improved contraceptive advice and provision.

18 August 2006

USA: Use of online information about early abortion

This study analyses the use patterns of multiligual website dedicated to three methods of early pregnancy termination: mifepristone/misoprostol, methotrexate/misoprostol and misoprostol alone.

18 August 2006

Argentina: Prenatal diagnosis without legal abortion

This study set out to analyse couples' decision making about prenatal cytogenetic diagnosis in patients with no access to legal abortion for fetal anomaly.

16 August 2006

‘Bare All’ survey reveals young people’s sexual behaviour

An online poll for BBC Radio 1 surveyed young people about sex, condoms, infections and one-night stands.

9 August 2006

fpa calls on NHS to offer condom range

The charity says that different sizes and shapes should be available to help people avoid unwanted pregnancy and infections.

7 August 2006

Increase in early medical abortion: A good news story

By Ann Furedi, chief executive of bpas.